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Kanye West is under investigation for battery

Ye allegedly punched a fan in downtown Los Angeles early this morning.

January 13, 2022
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Kanye West has been named as a suspect in a battery investigation. An LAPD spokesperson clarified to The FADER that officers are not currently treating the case as a criminal battery, as TMZ and Variety reported earlier today.

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The incident in question occurred around 3 a.m. this morning, when the artist now known as Ye allegedly punched a fan outside SoHo Warehouse, a members-only club in downtown Los Angeles. TMZ's report includes what appears to be a video shot outside the venue of the rapper in an argument with two individuals. He appears agitated, but the clip does not show him punching anyone.

The FADER has reached out to Ye's representatives for further comment on the situation.

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Kanye West is under investigation for battery